Election 2023 live updates: Ohio residents vote to protect abortion rights in their constitution; Democrat Beshear reelected Ky. governor

Ohio voters said “yes” to enshrining the right to an abortion in the state constitution, the Associated Press projected. The ballot measure would establish in the state constitution an “individual right to one’s own reproductive medical treatment, including but not limited to abortion.” Voters in the state also voted on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but a call has not been made on that ballot initiative. Abortion rights were also at the heart of Gov. Andy Beshear’s (D) campaign for reelection in deeply red Kentucky, where he is projected to win handily, according to the AP, after he championed abortion rights in the state. Polls are also closed in Virginia with every seat in the General Assembly on the ballot, and those races could determine whether Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) can further advance his political agenda. In Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves (R) is seeking reelection against a second cousin of Elvis Presley.